Official Information Act Responses

Hawke's Bay District Health Board publishes responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests, and supports the open disclosure of information to assist the public’s understanding of how the DHB is delivering publicly-funded health care.

This includes the proactive publication of Official Information Act (the Act) responses on our website. Requester identities are removed (redacted under section 9(2)(a) of the OIA) from the published versions to protect the privacy of the requester.

Official information responses of interest to the wider public and suitable for publication are available here.

Note: Due to the health response to COVID-19 in the second quarter of 2020, OIAs had extended time frames for completion, as allowed for under section 15A(4) the Act.

2020 August
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Cost of COVID-19 hospitalisations

The total cost to the DHB from COVID-19 hospitalisations

Neurology services at HBDHB

How many Neurologists do you have on staff...

Planned care - elective surgery

What surgery has been classified as urgent...

2020 July
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The cost of running paging systems

Could you please provide me with the total cost of running hospital paging systems...

Number of people working in contact tracing

Please provide me with a table of the number of people working in COVID-19 contact tracing...

COVID-19 hospitalisations

For the period 30 January 2020 to 30 April 2020 what are the hospitalisation numbers...

Avastin treatment

Is the drug Avastin, used to treat cancers, administered to any patients in...

Mental health services

Information regarding patients on leave and adverse events

Raw milk related cases

What questions were asked, what other information was sought...

Emergency Department wait times

The total number of patients who have waited longer than six hours...

2020 June
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COVID-19 testing numbers in Wairoa district

The number of COVID-19 tests undertaken within the boundaries of the Wairoa district as at 11 May 2020

Use of requisitioning powers

Please provide me with detail on your organisation's use of requisitioning powers authorised under the state of emergency...

Threshold for planned surgery

What comment or additional information can the DHB add to the threshold documentation provided by the Ministry of Health.

Electro Convulsive Therapy ECT

How many ECT devices are used at Hawke's Bay Hospital

2020 May
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Number of births at Hawke's Bay Hospital

I wish to receive information relating to the number of births at HBDHB facilities...

COVID-19 planning and preparation

Availability of beds, ICU capacity, oxygen flow machinery...

Information re measles 

Total costs, numbers ...

Sexual harassment reports

The number of sexual harassment reports...

2020 April
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IT systems and medication prescribing

In order to better understand the IT systems and prescribing tools...

COVID-19 testing in Wairoa as at 20 April 2020

The number of COVID-19 tests undertaken within the boundaries of the Wairoa district...  

Youth mental health services

Data re the number of youth patients admitted...

Corporate expenditure

How much was spent on bonuses, travel, Christmas party...

2020 March
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Hospital ward cooling initiatives

How much is being spent on measures to cool wards, what is the budget, ...

Crisis Mental Health Services

The number of calls made to the mental health crisis team...

COVID-19 cases 

How many potential coronavirus cases...

ICU and negative pressure rooms

How many beds and negative pressure rooms does the DHB have for COVID-19 patients...

2020 February
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Detox and rehabilitation services

access to services for the period 2016 - 2019

Asbestos Management Plans

Please provide a copy of all Asbestos Management Plans prepared under Regulation 13 (2)...

Capital expenditure

What was the DHB's capital expenditure over the last ten years, what was spent on infrastructure...  

Electro Convulsive Therapy treatments

How many ECT treatments have been provided and at what cost...

Gender reassignment hormone therapy

How many people were referred to the DHB for gender reassignment ...

Colonoscopies referrals and funding

Breakdown the number of referrals, wait times and funding...

Coronary artery bypass graft procedures

Information about Hawke's Bay services

Cataract and intra ocular lens replacement surgery

Data re referrals, wait times and funding

Smoke free policies

Requesting smoke free policies specific to mental health inpatient facilities, for the period 2000 - 2019.

Monitoring of hospital temperatures, patient and staff health and safety

Does the DHB monitor the temperature in the main hospital block, what are the readings and what is being done for the health and safety of patients and staff...

Hip and knee replacements 

Information re referrals, wait times and funding for hip and knee replacement surgery...

Referrals for grommet insertions

Breakdown of the numbers of referrals. wait times and funding for grommet insertions...

Security costs

How much of HBDHB's funding is spent per annum on security for the years 2010 - 2019

Colposcopy referrals and funding

Breakdown of the numbers of referrals, wait times and funding...

Hip and knee replacements 2010-2019

A breakdown of the number of hip and knee replacements funded by HBDHB for the past ten years broken down by year and facility in which the surgery was completed.

Population level nutrition programmes

An estimate of your DHB budget for population nutrition programmes (as per definition: the investments in population promotion of healthy eating...

Gender identity

Information regarding people seeking treatment for issues relating to gender identity and being transgender

House officer recruitment

The total number of PGY1 and medical doctors for the period 2014 - 2020...